Here's How Long People Say Half-Life: Alyx Is

The VR title is said to be a "full-scale campaign" about as long as Half-Life 2.


There are plenty of questions surrounding Half-Life: Alyx. Where in the Half-Life universe does it take place? What platforms will it be on? While answers to such questions continue to pop up, we've learned another detail about Valve's latest Half-Life entry, specifically regarding how long it will take to beat. According to Valve, Alyx is "about the same length as Half-Life 2."

Robin Walker, one of Alyx's programmers, sat down with IGN to talk about the new game. In the interview, Walker revealed an approximation of Alyx's length. "It's a full-scale campaign," Walker said. "Repeated playtest results indicate it's about the same length as Half-Life 2."

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But just how long is that? According to HowLongToBeat, Half-Life 2 takes 13 hours to finish the main campaign. You can add another six and a half hours if you're a completionist. For comparison, the original Half-Life takes 12 hours to complete, or 15 hours if you want to experience everything the game has.

The Game Awards show host Geoff Keighley said that he has "seen [Alyx] in multiple stages of development" and his playthrough took him "over 15 hours" to go through the "full-blown Half-Life experience."

Half-Life: Alyx was revealed earlier today with a gameplay announcement trailer, which can be viewed above. Though a release date has yet to be confirmed, the SteamVR-compatible title has a sweet little discount as part of a pre-purchase promotion. In the interim, we've compiled a list of everything we know about the game.

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